First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference catering all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and leisure. The emphasis of the book is entirely practical, and covers: 1. A History of the RIB AcanAc Early development AcanAc Modern design: leisure, commercial and military 2. RIB Handling AcanAc Impact of hull design, tube types, internal layout and engines AcanAc Driving techniques: throttle control and driving position AcanAc Advanced techniques for economy, sport and rough seas AcanAc Cruising: planning, weather, anchoring and communications AcanAc RIBs as tenders - stowing and towing AcanAc Launching and transportation AcanAc Safety and survival 3. Maintenance AcanAc Outboards, diesels, water jets, stern drives, fuel tanks and electrics AcanAc Tube care: cleaning, repair, replacement AcanAc Hull maintenance AcanAc Winter storage, checking for leaks, servicing The Complete RIB Manual is a comprehensive worldwide reference for all RIB owners and users, covering all the information necessary to handle and maintain a RIB of any size.The Definitive Guide to Design, Handling and Maintenance Dag Pike ... Theirfirst RIB was 11.5 feet long, with parallel tubes and a spray cuddy, and was powered by a 33hp Evinrude outboard. ... The Flatacraft company was launched in January 1972 and while Lee-Elliot admits Avon was ahead ofthem in producing RIBs, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Complete RIB Manual|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2013-06-20|